Get Involved

On the front wall of IMAA’s building hangs an original work of art created by local artist, Susan Waughtal. In this piece, Susan captures the very heart and soul of IMAA.

Men, women, and children have come from around the world to begin new lives in our community and drink from the waters of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that are guaranteed by our nation. This new life is a journey, and along the way they will benefit from bridges that have been built by those who traveled the road before them. Bridges of culture, bridges of language, bridges of understanding, and bridges of friendship.

IMAA exists to build and maintain those bridges, and we invite you to join us. Here are some ways that you can be involved:

1. Volunteer for our Match program. The Match program matches individuals and families with newly arrived refugees in a partnership of cultural exchange and support. Together, you will engage in activities that empower refugees and immigrants to become more self-sufficient in a new country including reading, writing, and speaking English, understanding the public transportation system, opening mail, and grocery shopping.

2. Other volunteer opportunities

3. Follow Us on Facebook

4. Donate to Us

5. Apply to be an interpreter

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at IMAA are global citizens, interacting with and learning from people around the world each and every day.  Let’s talk about how you want to get involved!

There are many opportunities for volunteers at IMAA.  To discuss current opportunities or suggest an idea you have to share your talents with IMAA, please contact Bao Xiong at (507) 289-5960 ext. 107 or

Alternatively, you can fill out the volunteer application and Ivana will contact you to further discuss opportunities that match with your interests and experience. Volunteering for a specific event? Include the event in the availability section of the form.


Featured Volunteer Opportunity

IMAA is looking for committed, passionate volunteers for our Employment Help Center. Volunteers will interact with clients of different cultures and help them look for employment, fill out job applications, create résumés and more.  This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain work experience and make a difference in the community.  The Employment Help Center is held every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 pm at IMAA.  Volunteers need not be available every Wednesday; just willing to make a regular commitment.

If you are interested, please contact Bao Xiong at (507) 289-5960, ext. 107 or

Have questions? Contact us today!

Get In Touch

Address: 2500 Valleyhigh Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Phone: (507) 289-5960

Fax: (507) 289-6199

Business Hours: 8:30a-5:00p M-F